Journal article

Say 'ahh' ... assessing structural and functional palatal issues in children EPILOGUE

Jessica O Boyce, Nicky Kilpatrick, Rodrigo P Teixeira, Angela T Morgan

Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

CASE HISTORY: A 5-year-old girl presented with a suspected palatal abnormality, first observed by her general practitioner during a routine examination at 4 years. She had a history of conductive hearing loss on a background of recurrent otitis media, however her hearing had improved since grommet insertion at 4 years and 8 months. Her middle ear dysfunction was thought to be due to abnormal palatal muscles that also control Eustachian tube drainage. No difficulties with breast feeding or nasal regurgitation were reported. She was referred to a cleft specialist team to be assessed by a cleft surgeon, speech language therapist and ear, nose and throat specialist. On oral examination, she pres..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Speech and Language (SLANG)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship (1105008) and Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Speech and Language (SLANG) (1116976) awarded to ATM and Murdoch Children's Research Institute Postgraduate Health Research Scholarship awarded to JOB. This work was also supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Programme.